Restore Videos from Camcorder

It is easy to get involved in the optics of digital camcorder, but the importance of taking care of videos gets overlooked. Nothing is worse than spending hours to record a special footage of important event only to lose it completely due to your carelessness. Well, this guide provides information on the right method to recover videos from Camcorder. It also includes a section on what are the causes for the loss and deletion of videos from camcorder.

Reasons for the loss of video files from camcorder

It is understood that at some or the other point video files may go missing or deleted. Today, media used to record videos using digital cameras or the camcorders, but it doesn’t mean that the risk of losing video files is gone. Here's what every camcorder user must know about the causes for the loss of video files…

Possibly the most common kind of flash memory used by camcorders is Secure Digital i.e. SD card. These storage devices are so sensitive that its file systems gets damaged immediately after virus infection, improper removal or insertion of the card, which results in a scenario where you can’t access camcorder files(videos). Even there are many instances of SD cards accumulated with numerous bad sectors resulting in the loss of videos present on that card. Last but not the least; carelessly deleting videos from camcorder and formatting the storage card is also responsible for the loss of videos.

Camcorder video recovery software

Hi5 Photo Recovery Software is the ideal method for restoring lost videos from camcorder under any circumstance. Different video file formats such as AVI, MOV, MPEG, MPG, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, RM, M4V, AEPX, ALE, AVP, AVS, BIK, BDM, BSF, CPI, DZP etc. recorded on camcorders will be easily recovered through this toolkit. This utility helps in recovering deleted videos from camcorder without causing any damage to the video file content. Hi5 Photo Recovery is a robust utility that works extra ordinarily and retrieve deleted videos from camcorder within few minutes. It is also helpful to restore videos from camcorder whose storage device has been formatted with FAT and NTFS file systems. What’s more, the toolkit is capable to recover videos from camcorder manufactured by Canon, Nikon, Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, and other popular brands. In addition, it will perform camcorder video recovery process on all latest Windows operating systems like Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2012.

Other features of Hi5 Photo Recovery Program

  • One of the important notable features is that since the tool is capable of recovering more than 300 types of files; you can use “Select file type” option and confine the search only to videos. This will accelerate the recovery speed extremely
  • Apart from camcorders, the wizard recover video files from a wide variety of storage devices are supported by this software like memory cards, hard drives, SD card, SDHC, micro SD, flash memory cards, SDXC, XD, CF, USB drives, iPods etc.
  • Designed with user-friendly GUI which provides complete on-screen instructions throughout the recovery process
  • Provides free preview of the recovered videos even before purchasing the tool
  • Helps to retrieve deleted multimedia files like audios, images, along with videos

Guidelines to retrieve videos from Camcorder

Step 1: Download the application on your Windows system.

Step 2: Connect camcorder to that system.

Step 3: From the home screen you need to hit on either “Deleted Photo Recovery” or “Lost Photo Recovery” option.

Step 4: Then choose the drive representing the camcorder and hit “Next” to initiate the scanning process.

Step 5: After completion you will be able to view all the restored videos.

Step 6: "Preview" them and select the ones that are important.

Step 7: Now, "Save" the selected ones at any location of your choice.


Video backup should be a priority for everyone using a camcorder. By creating a backup of videos, one can avoid video loss disasters. Camcorder users should look into external hard drives, USB flash drives, DVDs, etc. as viable backup options for videos. And just be sure to lock the card when not recording video to avoid accidentally erasing of data.

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